The UC Davis School of Education is transforming education through preparation of the best education leaders, researchers, and teachers in the country. We are committed to eliminating inequities in schooling and learning opportunities for diverse learners using the power of knowledge and the promise of education.
One World, One UC Davis is you — a global network of people connected to our university. It is the positive impact of our unsung heroes, imaginative research teams and innovative thinkers. What our people share in common is they are transforming lives, celebrating humanity and nature, and inspiring breakthroughs in California and beyond.
In our campaign, we tell the stories about how together, at UC Davis, we are changing our world for the better. Read about some of the School’s unsung heroes, researchers and innovators below and tell us your story.
Rosa Manzo: Mentoring Mexican Parents and Students
Rosa Manzo, PhD candidate, has always wanted to help Mexican Americans have access to education, but she never dreamed she’d be back in her hometown to accomplish the goal.
In Fresno County, she’s developing workshops for immigrant parents so effective that UC Davis has received a $100,000 grant from the Fresno Regional Foundation to expand the model to other county schools.
The Ph.D. student is also mentoring UC Davis students from rural Fresno high schools by encouraging them to follow in her footsteps by going to graduate school. Read her story here.
“Beyond the Pencil: The Nation’s Report Card’s Transition to Technology“
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is transitioning from its traditional paper and pencil based assessments to a technology-based assessment administered via tablet for all assessments by 2017. Building on the foundation of NAEP as the gold standard in large-scale student assessment, NAEP’s goal is to leverage technology to continue its role as a leader and innovator in the field. Dr. Carr, the Acting Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, will discuss the current assessment environment and the relevancy and timeliness of a transition to technology based assessments. She will cover the integration of technology in all aspects of NAEP’s design, operations and research. Dr. Carr will address NAEP’s current and future efforts to utilize advances in technology as a mechanism for innovation while maintaining NAEP’s fundamental utility as the largest nationally representative and continuing measure of what students know and can do across the country.